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Asian markets down as trade war heats up

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:28am

Asian shares were mostly lower Monday amid worries about trade tensions as the U.S. and China both started putting tariffs in motion. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a national holiday.

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 12:00am

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday the president might pardon his jailed, onetime campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once special counsel Robert Mueller's work wraps up, if he believed they were treated "unfairly."

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:28pm

The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys.

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:54pm

A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:

Vietnam arrests 8 people after economic zone law protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:18pm

Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall in the hands of Chinese investors, state media reported Monday.

Pelosi criticizes Trump pick to head consumer agency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:18pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is questioning President Donald Trump's pick to head the government's consumer watchdog agency.

Sequel to trial that snagged ex-NY governor's aide begins

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:22pm

A former president of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute and several construction company executives are set for trial Monday on corruption charges stemming from their alleged rigging of bids in an upstate development plan known as the Buffalo Billion.

Laid off when casinos closed, back to work with reopenings

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:16pm

When Revel, Atlantic City's $2.4 billion casino shut down in 2014, Meg Timson wondered what would happen to a building that was only about two years old, and already out of business.

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 12:04pm

The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

Delta creates special Rapid City flight for Belgian tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:44am

Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays.

Libya's NOC says oil storage damaged in attack on key ports

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:17am

Libya's National Oil Corporation says an armed group opposed to Libya's self-styled national army has attacked key oil port terminals "significantly" damaging at least one storage tank.

1 man dies of injuries sustained from fire at Army plant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:34am

One of three people injured during a flash fire at the main propellant-manufacturing facility for the U.S. Department of Defense has died.

Minnesota regulators near decision on disputed oil pipeline

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:08am

Minnesota regulators will open two days of final arguments on whether they should approve Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline from Canada across Minnesota.

Who are Colombia's presidential candidates?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:36am

A former guerrilla fighter will compete against a conservative protege of a powerful ex-president on Sunday in a crucial presidential election. Gustavo Petro and Ivan Duque are at opposite ends of the ideological spectrum and have different views on almost every major issue facing the country. Here's a look at the candidates:

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:12am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country's beleaguered National Health Service.

AP news guide: Ford's plans for Michigan Central station

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:16pm

Ford Motor Co. plans to release details of its planned conversion of the long-vacant Michigan Central train station just west of downtown Detroit. The Dearborn-based automaker recently bought the 105-year-old building and is expected to redevelop the 500,000-square-foot (46,000-square-meter) structure as part of its plans for a campus focusing on autonomous vehicles.

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:14pm

Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover.

Trump to nominate OMB official to lead consumer watchdog

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:44pm

President Donald Trump intends to nominate an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget to lead the government's consumer watchdog agency, the White House announced Saturday.

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 8:19pm

In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They're part of a majority of American young people and their parents who disapprove of the job the president is doing, a poll shows.